Samaneh Mirzaei, Director of IT Operations, MS, AWS CSA, AWS CCP, BIG-IP LTM

Samaneh Mirzaei serves as the Director of IT Operations, she is dedicated to delivering excellence in technology management and ensuring the seamless functioning of critical information technology (IT) infrastructure. Her expertise includes team leadership and infrastructure web application support for our client at the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED’s) Institute of Education Sciences (IES).

Throughout her career, she has consistently driven innovation and efficiency within IT operations, resulting in significant cost savings and enhanced productivity. She excels at developing and executing strategic IT plans that align with organizational goals, fostering collaboration across departments, and leading cross-functional teams to implement transformative IT solutions.

She has a strong track record of managing complex projects, and has consistently delivered on time and within budget. Her ability to analyze IT operations, identify areas for improvement, and implement effective solutions has been a driving force in achieving operational excellence.

As a leader, she fosters a culture of continuous learning and professional development within her teams, empowering them to excel and grow in their careers. Her commitment to diversity and inclusion ensures that all team members are valued and have the opportunity to thrive.
My passion lies in problem-solving, and my current role as Director of IT Operations offers me a daily opportunity to do just that,” she remarks. “I thrive in a position that allows me to wear many hats, from engineering to management. The daily challenges I encounter only serve to fuel my enthusiasm for my work.”

Before joining the QIP team, Samaneh contributed her expertise as part of a custom application team at ED. She holds a master of science degree in systems engineering from George Washington University and boasts a range of industry certifications.

Samaneh lives in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area and dedicates her free time to her family and friends. She’s an avid pianist and enjoys engaging in outdoor activities, balancing her professional commitment with a vibrant personal life.

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